Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB was supposed to have a DH at Buffalo. Game 1 was suspended with SWB up 1-0 and Game 2 was ppd.

AA: Trenton’s game ppd. Makeup on July 2.

High A: Tampa (6-11) lost 2–1. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. SS Welfrin Mateo 2 hits.

Rony Garcia 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. (L, 0-1, 2.45)
Kriske 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.90

Low A: Charleston (8-9) won 3-1. LF Brandon Lockridge 2 RBI. 3B Nelson Gomez solo HR.

Medina 5 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 2 W, 5 K.   10.80
Semple (W, 2-0, 0.53) 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.


Game 20. Judge HRs but gets hurt in Yanks’ 9-2 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The injury list keeps growing.

This time it’s Aaron Judge going onto it. After homering earlier in the game, Judge strained an oblique muscle in his rib cage while singling later in the game. As he goes onto the crowded IL, Gary Sanchez is due to come off of it.

Sanchez is expected to play in a rehab game Monday and rejoin the team on Wednesday.

Judge’s HR (5) in the first gave the Yanks (10-10) a 1-0 lead.

Clint Frazier’s HR (5) in the second made it 2-0.

In the third, Gleyber Torres hit what was originally called a 3-run HR, but he was rulled out because of fan interference. When will fans learn? If you want a ball that badly, go to Disk’s Sporting Goods and buy one. Anyway, the moron of a fan was kicked out, Gleyber was called out, and manager Aaron Boone was ejected for arguing the call.

In the fourth, back-to-back HRs by Mike Tauchman (3, a 3-run blast) and D.J. LeMahieu (1) made it 6-0 Yanks.

Masahiro Tanaka was superb, his only blip being a solo HR he gave up in the sixth which cut the Yanks’ lead to 6-1.

In the bottom of the sixth, Tauchman walked and Judge got injured on his single. Tyler Wade pinch-ran for Judge. With two out, Torres singled in Tauchman and Frazier singled in Torres.

In the seventh, Gio Urshela doubled and scored on a single by Austin Romine. 9-1 Yanks.

Jonathan Holder gave up a home run in the ninth. Yanks win 9-2.

Judge 2 hits, solo HR. Injured and to the IL.
LeMahieu solo HR, first as a Yankee.
Frazier 3 hits, 2 RBI, HR.
Urshela 3 hits.
Romine 2 hits, RBI
Tauchman HR, 3 RBI.

The bottom of the Yanks’ lineup did some damage.

Tanaka (W, 2-1, 2.76) 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  Gave up 1 HR. 6.55


Minor League Report. Trenton wins a slugfest.


AAA: SWB ppd.

AA: Trenton (10-4) won 13-10. LF Ben Ruta 4 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Wendell Rijo 3 hits, RBI. C Jorge Saez 3 for 3, HR, 5 RBI.

Garrett Whitlock (W, 2-0, 1.50) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.

James Reeves gave up 7 runs, all unearned, in just 2/3 IP.

High A: Tampa (6-10) won 8-4. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Greg Weissert 3 scoreless relief innings.

Low A: Charleston (7-9) blew a 3-0 lead by giving up 3 in the bottom of the ninth that tied the game, and then blew a 4-3 lead by giving up two more in the tenth to lose 5-4. CF Josh Stowers 3 hits. Luis Gil 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 9 K. 1.46.

Game 19. Yanks beat KC, 6-2.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks (9-10) did get good news on Sanchez and Andujar coming off of the DL soon.

CC was ok and got the win. He needs 3 more wins  for 250 and six more K’s for 3000.

Brett Gardner is only hitting .200 but he is making his hits count. HR #5 made it 2-1 Yankees, who were losing at the time in the bottom of the third after KC scored an unearned run in the top of the inning.

In the fitth, Mike Tauchman HR’d (2) to put the Yanks up 3-1.

KC cut it to 3-2 in the top of the sixth but the Yanks came right back with two runs.

Aaron Judge doubled, Luke Voit walked, and Gleyber Torres singled to load the bases. D.J. LeMahieu hit a SF that Billy Hamilton of KC made a great play on to save it from being a bases-clearing hit. Judge scored, Voit moved to third. Voit scored on a PB when Clint Frazier walked.

Frazier, and also Gleyber Torres, made great defensive plays in the game.

In the seventh, Kyle Higashioka doubled. Tyler Wade (two hits on the night) beat out a bunt single and Higashioka scored when the ball was thrown away. Wade was thrown out trying to go to second.

Sabathia (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Cessa (H, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.93
Ottavino (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  0.90
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.84
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.24

Gio Gonzalez was supposed to pitch for SWB last night but the game was postponed. He’s only had three outings since the Yanks signed him, and his opt-out is today. He fired his agent, Scott Boras, and is expected to opt out today.

The Yanks did make a depth move. With Bird out a while, the Yanks signed Logan Morrison to a minor league deal with an opt-out date of July 1. Morrison is the guy who, two years ago, criticized Gary Sanchez being in the HR derby instead of himself. Morrison doesn’t hit much for average (.239 career) but does have some pop. Morrison only hit .186-15-39 for the Twins last year (OPS+ 74) but did hit 38 HR for Tampa Bay in 2017. His 162 g. average is .239-23-71, OPS+ 105. He can play 1B/LF/RF. He’ll get $1MM, probably pro-rated, if he makes the majors. He’ll go to extended spring training, then to AAA.

Ex-Yankee Mike Pagliarulo has been fired as Marlins’ hitting coach.

Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton (9-4) won 3-1.

Abreu 4 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 4 W, 2 K.  5.25
Lane (W, 1-0, 1.29) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Acevedo (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.00
D. Alvarez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00

High A: Tampa (5-10) lost 10-3. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, solo HR. CF Pablo Olivares solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (7-8) lost 7-5. LF Canaan Smith 3-run HR. Dalton Higgins three scoreless IP of relief.


Game 18. Yanks’ Offense punchless in 6-1 loss to KC.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With all the injuries, a lot of guys in the Yanks’ lineup are AAA players.

That showed Friday night as the Yanks only got four hits—two by Clint Frazier—in losing to KC 6-1.

No one is going to feel sorry for you, though, and other players have to step up.

A win would have put the Yanks at .500. Instead they fall to 8-10 on the season.

Domingo German showed why he is sometimes such a tease. 9 K in 6 IP, but he gave up 2 HR in taking the loss. He wasn’t too bad, 3 R in 6 IP, but with the offense being feeble last night, he basically would have had to pitch a shutout.

The Yanks’ only run came via a SF by Gleyber Torres in the first inning.

German (L, 3-1, 2.37) 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 7.00
Britton 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.68
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  8.59
Harvey 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.80

Minor League Report. Espinal closes strong for Charleston.


AAA: SWB (8-6) lost both games of a DH to Lehigh Valley, and both by 5-3 scores.

Game 1: SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Ryan Lavarnway 3 for 3. RF Zach Zehner 2 hits, RBI.

Loaisiga (L, 0-1, 3.60) 5 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K.

Game 2: 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR. Chance Adams gave up 5 runs in the fourth, inc. 2 HR. ERA 10.32.

AA: Trenton (8-4) also lost 5-3.  Brody Koerner 7 IP, 5 R, 3 ER.

High A: Tampa (5-9) threw a 2-hitter and scored six in the eighth to win 6-1. CF Pablo Olivares 2 RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Deivi Garcia 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 8 K. 3.75
Bristo 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.45
Kriske (W, 1-1, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Charleston (7-7) won 7-1. CF Josh Stowers 2 hits, RBI. 1B Max Burt 2 hits, 2 RBI.
SS Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, RBI. 3B Nelson Gomez and C Mickey Gasper each with a solo HR.

Orozco (W, 1-1, 1.88) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 W, 3 K.
C. Espinal (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 7 K. 0.00